Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36
Rated 4 out of 5 by DodoBird AMD always gets a hammering....
I research a lot before purchase, the general theme is if it ain't AMD then bin it. I've used the X4 Athlon 635, Phenom BE 965, FX8350 with 10-20% stable overlock and I've never really been so hassled by performance to date.
I find it all comes down to your expectations, your budget and what you will be doing.
Combined with a good GPU (heck I just upgraded my 5 year old 965BE with a GTX750ti - plays fine on most games!) this will be fine for most things gaming and general office and soft (as in not intensive!) video editing.
I wouldn't entertain or consider comparing it to intel, you'll want this if you have a budget and know what your activities require; this can do it.
Aside from this CPU I'd say the FX8350 performs very, very well in the FX range, the rest seem to just be alternatives if they take your fancy!
08 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Reddoguk Budget Bargin
Poor man's Hexacore.
Probably the best budget cpu you can get. I did my research and looked into all chips under 100 quid. It was a toss up between the FX6300, FX4350 4.2ghz or the Pentium K Anniversary G3258 which has 2 amazingly fast, very overclockable cores.
I went for the Hexa core because i believe DX12 will bring multithreading to the mainstream in 2016 and that's where the strength of this chip is.
It's single core performance is better than the 9xx Phenoms but is really weak compared to intel i-series.
GTA V mostly maxed out with my [email protected] runs at about 70-80% cpu usage, 100+fps @1080 all day long while only hitting 50C. I do have a gtx980 G1 tho so still might be some bottleneck but not much with the 4.4 OC. GA-970A-UD3Pr2 8+2 with VRMs @ 40-50C. Great combo @150£ on Scan with great service as always.
01 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harris1966 AMD FX 6300 Marvellous
It has been a surprise inclusion to my computer build which was well worth the purchase.
26 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SimonPenni Great overclocker at a great price!
I have had this CPU for about 9 months and have had no problems with it. I have managed to overclock it to 4.5Ghz on a pretty average CPU cooler. It has been good in games and rendering and i can't see it going bad anytime soon.
I have always been and Intel fanboy but after switching to the FX-6300, I have to say that im impressed for this price.
26 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AegisKay Over-clockers wet dream
With a half decent motherboard, you can expect great things from this one. With an amazing 4.1Ghz boost clock you can get great performance with very little over-clocking experience. With experience you can get even more out of this fantastic clocker.
The FX series will never compete with the likes of Intel in this generation. Its an unfortunate fact, but its not all doom and gloom on AMD's part. At this price point, its competing against Intel's mid range i3 CPU's and if I was to pick between the two, this could be it.
The insane clock speeds this thing can achieve needs to be seen to be believed, especially considering how stable it is. What's more is the temperatures barely fluctuate until you reach the higher end of its potential. Over-clocking this with a 125w cooler was more than enough to clock it at 4.4Ghz and keep the temperature under 50 degrees.
At boost speeds, idle temps read 21C in a moderately aired case. Temperatures under load rarely go above 45C.
There is so much to squeeze out of this one for the price. For a little more it may be worth considering the 8350, but with these performance gains and low temperatures I can't think of many situations where a CPU like this is more than enough performance for such a good price point.
17 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Void Does the job, excellent price.
As it says on the review summary, great for price.
19 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shobah Great, but stock fan is puny
This CPU worked great. The stock fan that it came with was tiny and looked flimsy, so I bought a bigger one and the temperature has remained low.
13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by smego72 nice budget gaming cpu
so I splashed out on a msi gtx 970 graphics card to replace my aging (gracefully) gtx 660 and I was mucho impressed (despite the negative press that card has received recently) so then I decided to replace my fx4100 which was good enough for me in its day..i didn't want to replace my mobo just yet so I opted for the fx 6300 which just plopped onto my existing mobo with no hassle and put my aftermarket cooler back on..overclocked to a very stable 4.6ghz and stress tested for 3 hours using prime95 to make sure everything was hunkey dorey..I did have to update my mobo bios as this is the latest vishera chip so bear that in mind if you purchase this cpu..everything ran great before but this cpu coupled with the gtx 970 is a great way to play 1080p or 1440p with constant 60fps and in some cases a lot higher.now some people will tell you this chip wil bottlekneck the card but its total rubbish..if its set up correctly,latest mobo bios etc then this cpu and that card will last a budget conscious gamer for a few years to come..not everybody can afford an i5 3570k and my rig is almost as good as my friends i5 3570k,gtx 780 ti setup* so don't be swayed...my specs if anybody is interested or wants to flame me is as follows..amd fx6300 overclocked @4.6ghz,msi gtx 970 and 16 gig of ddr3 1600 ram. *i did say almost as good..not quite but for the cost saving almost..
21 February 2015